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Four in the afternoon: The Human Body Machine ; Orange ; Women ; The Covenant ; Light
Additional title: Four in the afternoon (Motion picture)
Additional title: Human Body Machine (Motion picture)
Additional title: Orange (Motion picture)
Additional title: Women (Motion picture : 1974)
Additional title: Covenant (Motion picture)
Additional title: Light (Motion picture)
Broughton, James, 1913-1999 (Film producer)
Smith, William O. (William Overton), 1926- (Composer)
Halprin, Anna (Dancer)
Lathrop, Welland (Dancer)
St. John, Charmian (Dancer)
Penney, Don (Dancer)
Whitney, Marguerite (Dancer)
Graham, John (Dancer)
Ryan, Paul (English painter, born 1955) (Film producer)
Leistiko, Norma (Speaker)
Johnson, Karen (American architect, contemporary) (Film producer)
Beeson, Constance (Film producer)
Harris, Elizabeth (Dancer)
Harris, Elizabeth (Choreographer)
Oliveros, Pauline, 1932- (Composer)
Chase, Ronald, 1934- (Director)
Chase, Ronald, 1934- (Producer)
San Francisco Dancers' Workshop (Performer)
National Sex and Drug Forum (U.S.) (Production company)

Anna Halprin Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1951 - 1974
Table of Contents
Four in the Afternoon [1951] (15 min., b) / a film suite by James Broughton ; based on poems in his book Musical Chairs ; music by William O. Smith ; featuring Ann[e] Halprin, Welland Lathrop, Charmian St. John, Don Penney with Marguerite Whitney and John Graham. |||| The Human Body Machine (7 min., color and b) / a film by Paul Ryan with Jim Block and Larry Reed ; voice, Norma Leistiko ; performed by The San Francisco Dancers Workshop. |||| Orange (1970) (3 min., color) / by Karen Johnson. |||| Women (1974) (12 min., b) / a film by Connie Beeson ; songs, Mollie Gregory Prod. ; produced for artist and educational purposes by the National Sex and Drug Forum. |||| The Covenant (10 min., b) / choreography and performance, Elizabeth Harris ; music composed by Pauline Oliveros ; photography by Alfred Taylor ; directed and produced by Ronald Chase. |||| Light (approximately 7 min., color).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7350
Halprin, Anna
Short films
Experimental films
Women in art
Nudity in dance
Sex in dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Motion pictures
Content: Title from credits.
Content: Four in the Afternoon includes four short films entitled: Game Little Gladys, The Gardener's Son, Princess Printemps, The Aging Balletomane.
Venue: Filmed between 1951 and 1974 various locations in the United States.
Acquisition: Gift; Anna Halprin; 2012.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (54 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19968429
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c11f4850-352a-0131-2968-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1913: Creator Born
  • 1951: Created (Approximate)
  • 1999: Creator Died
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Four in the afternoon" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1951 - 1974.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Four in the afternoon" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 24, 2024.

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Four in the afternoon